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The Worldwide Quest Blog

Enjoy our leaders’ reports from the field, our travellers’ stories and pictures, travel advice and staff picks from trips we’re working on.

Words from Morocco

By: Laurielle Penny
I discovered the gorgeous seaside town of Essaouira - it's a little jewel filled with craft shops, like this shoe store I discovered. Who could resist raffia sandals made to measure? Latif has an array of brightly coloured shoes - pick the style and the colour and he will measure and cut the sole to fit. Latif is the fourth generation of shoe maker here, carrying on a tradition that is still fre...

Nature Photography Tips

By: Tony Beck
Thanks to the world of digital photography, taking pictures has never been easier. Modern cameras are smart, versatile, and intuitive, providing remarkable quality, often in a convenient, small package. But regardless of how easy it is to take a good photo nowadays, it’s still a challenge to achieve spectacular image quality on a consistent basis. The experience of seeing beautiful wildlife ...

Touring Markets of Jodhpur

By: Samantha Clark
Jodhpur is an old town with narrow streets lined with houses limewashed in blue, giving it the nickname the “Blue City”. It is a city built around the largest fort in all of Rajasthan: Mehrangarh Fort. On our upcoming tour through North India, we will stop here. You will find yourself hypnotized by the booming handicrafts industry, starting with Ghasmandi Road, which has the largest co...

What to Expect in Iceland

By: Jean Iron
Iceland’s seacoasts, spectacular mountain scenery, fine birdwatching and wildlife viewing, friendly people and excellent food make for an ideal summer vacation. Its glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and clays, wild salmon rivers and waterfalls provide endless photographic opportunities. Close to the Arctic Circle but moderated by the Gulf Stream, Iceland’s early summer weather ...

Reporting from the Camino de Santiago

By: Marsha Faubert, Worldwide Quest client
We are now two thirds of the way to Santiago and looking forward to completing the journey we began together only one week ago. After meeting in Madrid, our group made our way to Leon where we were met by our guide Jason, an expat Brit who has made Spain his home. His love of the country and his knowledge of the language, history and culture have expanded our experience of the Camino beyond the pi...

Spain's Living Legacy

By: Justin Peter
Spain may not be one of the first countries that comes to mind when we think of prime nature travel destinations. Indeed, we tend to think of Spain mainly as a destination of cultural interest. But Spanish geography and history have aligned in favour of nature and wildlife in many different ways: numerous internal mountain ranges often defy all but rudimentary human settlement and serve quite lite...